“The Albuquerque-area housing market has changed quite a bit in the last year. After many years of being a buyer’s market, sellers can now expect a swing in the other direction,” says HomeAdvantage® agent Jessica Martin of Realty One of New Mexico. “With inventory hovering around 3,000 homes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and the surrounding areas, we are seeing a rise in home prices and multiple offers on listings.”
Median sales in the Albuquerque market have increased 5.6% to $198,000 for single family detached homes. Jessica expects prices to continue to rise.
In California, HomeAdvantage agent Meraj Khan of Better Homes and Gardens Tri-Valley Realty says the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, and San Ramon markets have been robust in early 2018 and seem to be heading toward a busy summer season.
Like Albuquerque, inventory in the Tri-Valley area is low and homes are receiving multiple offers. “Homes that show well and are priced at fair market value receive multiple offers,” Meraj says. “Buyers are bidding as much as $100,000 over the asking price with no contingencies. Most purchases are as is.”
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